What do you do with your old skis?

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What do you do with your old skis?

Postby Marc_C » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:09 pm

Like the subject asks. I have an increasing collection of old skis in a corner of my basement, including some relics. Anyone want a pair of 205cm Rossi 7XKs?
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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby flyover » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:12 pm

Marc_C wrote:I have an increasing collection of old skis in a corner of my basement, including some relics.


Me too. I keep hoping they'll produce some more modern offspring, but they seem to have more in common with captive panda bears than, say, domestic rabbits.

I still have a pair of 33-year old Fischer waxless (and at this point also largely fishscale-less) x-country skis that I take out on shoulder-season days when there's as much mud as there is snow on the local trails.
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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby berkshireskier » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:56 pm

flyover wrote:
Marc_C wrote:I have an increasing collection of old skis in a corner of my basement, including some relics.


Me too. I keep hoping they'll produce some more modern offspring, but they seem to have more in common with captive panda bears than, say, domestic rabbits.

I still have a pair of 33-year old Fischer waxless (and at this point also largely fishscale-less) x-country skis that I take out on shoulder-season days when there's as much mud as there is snow on the local trails.

Me three. My old skis are sitting in a corner of our barn. I have a pair of Elan MBX (black and yellow topskin), 205's - one of the first "cap" skis that seemed so radical at the time. Also, the Atomic BetaCarve, one of their first "shaped" skis. Just gathering dust. At some point, I should throw them out but there is some nostalgia value to them (I guess). I used to have a pair of Olin Comp SL's but they're long gone.
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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby Marc_C » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:27 pm

berkshireskier wrote:At some point, I should throw them out but there is some nostalgia value to them (I guess).

Yeah, same here. I'm just trying to figure out some way of keeping them out of a landfill.
Oh, pleeeeeeze, no one suggest using them to build an Adirondack chair - I hate those.
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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby Admin » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:16 pm

Marc_C wrote:Oh, pleeeeeeze, no one suggest using them to build an Adirondack chair - I hate those.


How about building an Adirondack chair?
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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby jasoncapecod » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:56 am

my wife made me throw all my old crap out..
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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby CwoodSkier » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:41 am

We operate a resort area ski & bike shop so we get old skis daily. We make chair & bench backs and sign holders.
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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby berkshireskier » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:29 am

jasoncapecod wrote:my wife made me throw all my all crap out..


Ugh......and I feel your pain!!
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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby Marc_C » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:04 pm

Admin wrote:
Marc_C wrote:Oh, pleeeeeeze, no one suggest using them to build an Adirondack chair - I hate those.


How about building an Adirondack chair?

Facepalm.
See, folks, what I have to deal with on a regular basis?
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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:04 pm

If you live in an agricultural region and want to honor the animals from which you earn a living:

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Re: What do you do with your old skis?

Postby EMSC » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:29 pm

The Star disks in the middle of it look kinda interesting. The rest of it is intriguing but definitely not my taste.
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